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Wade worked at Kirkwood for over 30 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator

Mike Wade retires

Nicholas Whittington, features writer March 14, 2021

At the end of 2020, Mike Wade, long-time KHS teacher and principal, retired. Wade served Kirkwood for over 30 years, coaching two varsity sports and graduating five classes of students. The students of...

With nearly 80,000 lifetime passing yards, seven Super Bowl wins and over a dozen more NFL records, the GOAT definitely can’t be Tom Brady.

TB12: Wanna be GOAT

Nicholas Whittington, features writer February 21, 2021

*This piece is entirely satirical. Tom Brady is officially washed up. Quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a virtually unknown football team, his 2021 campaign produced an unconvincing record of...

A tradition dating back over a century, the annual Turkey Day game is an event that brings together the Kirkwood and Webster Groves communities.

Turkey Day cancellation: Player reaction

Jack Matousek, Sports Writer December 2, 2020

Kirkwood football defeated the Eureka Wildcats  28-17 in their final game of the season on Oct. 23. That win made the Pioneers 2-1 on the season and secured the second seed in the district playoffs. The...

The KHS cafeteria sits undisturbed on Oct. 26, two weeks before students would return in person.

We are still failing

Olivia Silvey, opinions editor November 11, 2020

A little less than a week before I was supposed to start my senior year in person, my boss called to tell me I had been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. I’m a golf caddy, and on the...

Leeuwenburg blocks the defensive lineman after hiking the ball to the quarterback.

Sweet victory: The story of Jay Leeuwenburg

Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief October 20, 2020

There’s a word people use to describe football players who eat candy or drink soda during games: retired. That wasn’t Jay Leeuwenburg.  Before the nine NFL seasons, the unanimous All-American selection...

In this episode, we evaluate these three NFL matchups.

H squared podcast: Picks and the fix feat. Tom Mueller

Henry Chappell and Henry Joiner October 10, 2020

In this edition of TKC's H squared sports podcast, Henry Chappell and Henry Joiner talk with Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief, about three week five NFL matchups. They will tell who to pick in these games...

High and moderate frequency contact sports such as football are currently not allowed to compete.

Football and other sports prohibited from competing

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey September 9, 2020

Football, soccer and other high and moderate frequency contact sports will not see competition for the near future. Student-athletes 14 years and older playing high and moderate frequency contact sports...

The annual Friendship Dance between KHS and WGHS has been cancelled.

KHS announces athletics shutdown through July 24

Kate Schreiber, features and in-depth editor July 19, 2020

Update: KHS football workouts will resume Monday, July 27, according to a tweet by KHS football on Wednesday, July 22. Corey Nesslage, athletics director, said that the goal was to get further removed...

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